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Kenya offers condolences after Japan quake

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 11 – President Mwai Kibaki has sent a message of sympathies and condolence to the Government and people of Japan following Friday’s devastating Tsunami that claimed the lives of several people.

In his message, President Kibaki noted that the earthquake measuring 8.9 on the Ritcher scale had caused immense destruction in Japan.
“On behalf of the Government and the people of Kenya, and on my own behalf, I send this message of condolence and encouragement to the government and people of Japan and assure them that Kenyans are with them during this difficult time,” President Kibaki said.

The Head of State also wished those injured during the Tsunami that resulted from the devastating earthquake who are admitted in hospital quick recovery.

President Kibaki prayed to God to grant the bereaved families the strength and fortitude to bear the loss.

Already around 200 to 300 bodies were found in a part of Japan\’s quake and tsunami hit Pacific coast town of Sendai, police said Friday according to media reports.

Kyodo News and Jiji Press agency said the bodies were reported found in Sendai\’s Wakabayashi ward following the powerful seabed earthquake that sent a massive tsunami slamming into the coast.

Almost all of the about 1,200 households in the district where a tsunami alert was issued were affected by the massive wave, said local officials, according to the news report.

The armed forces said 60,000-70,000 people in Sendai were evacuated to shelters.

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Sendai, the capital of Miyagi prefecture, has a population of about one million.


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